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“Much more than the name promises.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museu da Eletricidade - CLOSED

Museu da Eletricidade
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Overlooking the Tagus, in the suburb of Belém, the Electricity Museum is a cultural center, a science museum, a Museum of Industrial Archaeology and a space for contemporary art temporary exhibitions.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Much more than the name promises.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I was there by chance and ended up with a guiding tour through the musum. There is an impressive old thermoelectric power plant - Tejo power station from the beginning of 20th century. I was totally surprised since I am more in art museums, but with technical background. Without a guidance it would not be that intersting, I suppose.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“World Press Photo 2012”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I went there to see the World Press Photo expo, it was really worth it, the Museum is a nice way to keep alive the constructions pf old days.. After the expo you can have a drink near the Tejo river..

Visited July 2012
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Honourable retirement of a power plant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

10-15 minutes walk from the center of Belem you can enjoy a free selfguided tour of a retired coal fired power plant. The entire process from the arrival of coal by ship to the electricity is made available to Lisbon.
The technology, the machinery and buildings, the hard labour, and the physic and thermodynamic laws making it all possible. 

You can stay for an hour or 3 days depending on your choice of details. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2012
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“a special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

I had always been curious about this museum, which reminds of those Battersea power plant, both outside and inside.
My visit there was in the occasion of the official Star Wars exhibit in 2006, so I could kill two birds with one stone.
Let's say the exhibit itself was awesome and mingled perfectly with the place itself. Any time, while looking at some SW memorabilia or scale models from the movies, you could turn your head and spot the thick metallic structure of the power plant everywhere, recalling the time of the Industrial revolution.
A place to visit if you're keen on this kind of brick-cathedral style architecture. And if some temporary exhibit's on, just don't miss the chance.

Visited August 2011
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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Came for photo exhibit, stayed for cool museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

We happened in after seeing ads for a new temporary photography exhibit from journalists all over the world. Admission was free, and the photo display was incredible. We decided to continue on through the modern, smartly laid out museum and were glad we did. This is located approximately between the Belem Tower and the April 25 Bridge, an easy bike ride or taxi from Lisbon.

Visited May 2012
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